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Amphi 26:47
Radio Rondo 29:34


Intakt CD 235

The French magazine "Jazzman" placed Barry Guy's first release of the New Orchestra among its records of the year ("a scalpel from the first second") and the "Neue Zürcher Zeitung" called his composition "a masterpiece looking toward the future." Nine years after the successful debut album Inscape-Tableaux, and five years after the second recording Oort-Entropy Barry Guy and his New Orchestra present their third release with two compositions of Barry Guy: Amphi and Radio Rondo.

Barry Guy writes: «As always I try to structure the composition to place all the players in a creative dialogue with each other, carefully grading the tensions and releases in the music to take the listener on – Amphi may be termed as "chamber music" whilst Radio Rondo looks towards a more orchestral landscape. In some ways, the listener must also adjust their expectations since the expansiveness of the concert grand piano resonating within an obvious "big picture" as in Radio Rondo, differs markedly from the (no less resonant) more internalized musical gestures of the baroque violin in Amphi. Importantly, the musicians in the BGNO deliver improvisations of nuanced sensibility in response to two quite different compositional strategies.»





released March 7, 2014

Barry Guy: Bass, Director
Agustí Fernández: Piano
Maya Homburger: Baroque violin on «Amphi»
Evan Parker: Saxophone
Jürg Wickihalder: Saxophone
Mats Gustafsson: Saxophone, Fluteophone
Hans Koch: Bass clarinet
Herb Robertson: Trumpet
Johannes Bauer: Trombone
Per Åke Holmlander: Tuba
Paul Lytton: Percussion
Raymond Strid: Percussion

Compositions by Barry Guy. Recorded by Charles Wienand, assisted by Nicolas Noriller, at Sankt Johann in Tirol, March 10, 2013. Mixed and mastered by Ferran Conangla. Cover art: Roman Signer. Graphic design: Jonas Schoder. Liner notes: Barry Guy. Produced and published by Intakt Records, Patrik Landolt


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